Many people confuse the biblical topic of sowing and reaping with the concept of karma. But a clear distinction can be seen when one understands the big picture point of view that the Holy Spirit is trying to get across.
While it may not be the most specific definition of karma, most people think of karma as a concept that says, “Do good and good will happen to you; do bad and bad will happen to you.” Unfortunately, this is also the understanding that most people have when it comes to the topic of biblical sowing and reaping. And because this is the case, most mistakenly associate the two teachings in a very interchangeable way.
The Bible does indeed include warnings and examples of the “do good and good will happen to you; do bad and bad will happen will happen to you” concept. Examples include: Continue reading
Scripture: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9)
Thought: Weariness is a gradual condition. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen in one day. Weariness is the continual drop of water that cuts a hole through the stone below. Weariness is no small matter. It robs us of energy and vision. Yet there is a cure for such a burden – faith. A little trust and confidence goes a long way. I’m not talking trust and confidence in man. I’m talking about trust and confidence in God. There are many things that can distract us from what we’re called to do in our service to God, but those things have no effect on the Lord (Galatians 6:7); therefore, let us remember that the Lord is always working, and that he desires to help us in our burdens so that we may avoid the weariness of the soul that results in shortsightedness, as well as finding the energy and vision to help others who find themselves on the verge of the same condition (Matthew 11:29; Galatians 6:1-2).
Prayer: Father help us to see a harvest that is in accordance with your will. May we see your promises by faith and hold to them. Help us to wait for you so that we may have the wings of an eagle with renewed strength. Forgive us when we get distracted and when we fail to see things as we ought. May we ever guard our heart with your word, and may your word ever be our help in moments of weariness. Thank you for the strength that you have promised, and by your grace make it readily available to us as your servants so that our faith stands as a source of help to others who also stand in need.
Part of sowing to the Spirit is sharing all good things with those who teach the gospel. Ga 6.6-8
Text: 6 One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
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